Mankind Is Mesmerized By Millennia Of Moon Mysteries

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Deriv; Solar Eclipse and Milky Way (Wikipedia, Hdwallpaper), and Mary Magdalene ( CC BY-SA 3.0 )

Mankind Is Mesmerized By Millennia Of Moon Mysteries

Over millennia humankind has been mesmerized by the moon, speculating as to what exactly the moon is and only in early-2022 a team of astronomers suggest the moon may have “formed immediately, in a matter of hours, when material from the Earth and Theia was launched directly into orbit after the impact,” as published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. The researchers explained that “billions of years ago, a version of our Earth that looks very different than the one we live on today, was hit by an object about the size of Mars, called Theia -- and out of that collision the Moon was formed.” Echoing the findings of early astronomer priests, Professor Vincent Eke, co-author on the paper from Durham University reports: "The more we learn about how the Moon came to be, the more we discover about the evolution of our own Earth…Their histories are intertwined.

Mankind Is Mesmerized By Millennia Of Moon Mysteries

Attic Kylix with Selene and her horses, circa 490 BC, by the Brygos Painter ( Sailko/ CC BY-SA 3.0)

From the earliest times the moon has served hunters, fisher folk and farmers as both a reliable astronomical time piece and as a myth generator. The moon has been interpreted as both a god and a goddess. The Biblical book of Numbers describe a man carrying a load of sticks around the globe and a range of animals including rabbits, frogs and toads have all been associated with the moon, not to mention elk, horned bears and bat-like winged humanoids. Modern man speaks of a ‘man in the moon’.

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